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1. Colombo, Daniel J. Temporal Awareness and Rhythmic Performance.

Degree: MS, Psychology (CLA), 2009, Rochester Institute of Technology

The objective of this research was to study the conditions under which rhythmic behavior arises and its effects on task performance and mental workload. It has been demonstrated that temporal awareness (TA) in dynamic systems draws on high-level mental resources and contributes to superior performance on some task elements but not others. Elsewhere it has been demonstrated that TA in environments with high predictability can lead to superior task performance and reduced mental workload. This research sought to examine the behavior and subsequent performance that arises under highly predictable vs. dynamic conditions. Using a computer-based time-sharing task, we analyzed task performance and temporal awareness under 3 levels of rhythm (easy, difficult, and arrhythmic) and 2 levels of response task difficulty. Results indicate that rhythmic presentation of both response task levels leads to reduced levels of mental workload, but offers no discernible benefits to task performance. Participants exhibited greater TA in rhythmic conditions as compared to arrhythmic conditions. Further testing with more realistic response tasks and a greater balance in rhythm levels is needed to more accurately describe participants' subjective experience of rhythm and its effects on task performance. Advisors/Committee Members: Esa M. Rantanen, Andrew M. Herbert, Carl Atkins.

Subjects/Keywords: Awareness; Cognition; Human; Performance; Rhythm; Temporal

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APA (6th Edition):

Colombo, D. J. (2009). Temporal Awareness and Rhythmic Performance. (Masters Thesis). Rochester Institute of Technology. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.rit.edu/theses/9091

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Colombo, Daniel J. “Temporal Awareness and Rhythmic Performance.” 2009. Masters Thesis, Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed October 18, 2019. https://scholarworks.rit.edu/theses/9091.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Colombo, Daniel J. “Temporal Awareness and Rhythmic Performance.” 2009. Web. 18 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Colombo DJ. Temporal Awareness and Rhythmic Performance. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Rochester Institute of Technology; 2009. [cited 2019 Oct 18]. Available from: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/theses/9091.

Council of Science Editors:

Colombo DJ. Temporal Awareness and Rhythmic Performance. [Masters Thesis]. Rochester Institute of Technology; 2009. Available from: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/theses/9091

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